If all works tonight and our local repeater will stay connected, I
will call the net at 0100 utc on REF60B. I have a helper tonight that
will not only be on RF, but will be on line with a DV Dongle, to help
Frank K4FEG will run the DRATSAMSAT side.
WA4HFN em55 Damon
Hello Satellite Lovers!!
Well it is nice to see that I have risen to the level of being "quoted"
by the ARRL, they got most of the stuff essentially correct but did not
get it completely right:
/*What we know for certain about AO7:*/
1) there are ZERO batteries working!
2) it only works when it has enough solar power generated to make it
3) it was only in Eclipse for periods of a maximum of 15 minutes during
each orbit and only during the period I refer to as the "Eclipse Cycle"
which occurs at the same approximate time each year for about 9 weeks.
My additional conversations with Jan A. King, W3GEY, have provided me
with additional information about the design and I have found it most
intriguing. I have considered writing a more detailed paper centered
around my conversations with Jan, and my personal observations of the
//I just am not sure if anyone is particularly interested in such a
detailed account of AO7's current state of operation./
Many of you have read my running accounts of AO7 operations this year
since the Eclipse Cycle began and subsequently ended. Many of you have
provided excellent insight as to why the Doppler shift varies as much as
it does after these Eclipse Periods and also the theories as to why the
distortion levels occur on some satellite passes and not others.
Thank you all that have contributed to the debate and the study.
I Hope I have not bored everyone with my posts about AO7, simply the
most successful satellite ever launched!
/*73 ALL FRM*//*
*//*STARCOM DIV GGG*//*
/...no grid left behind.../
Clint, K6LCS, I would normally not ever reply to anyone else's responses to BB postings but I could not let this one go.
I believe that you owe Mineo a very sincere apology for your scathing response to his satellites list.
I'm sure that you feel that your information is better for the newer satellite operators, and while that may be true, I found Mineo's posting very informative.
Not only that, the one thing that you were criticizing the list for is there, but you apparently didn't see it for yourself.
If you look at the very last column it clearly states Active with an * by each one that has that status.
Both the .xls & .html versions have this column, so what information that you thought would be the most helpful IS on the list.
I'm sorry if you are offended by someone 'calling you out' on the BB, but this is one time I just couldn't sit idly by.
If you feel the need to respond, you can do it here on the BB or personally at 'my email@example.com
Jeff Lamb, NX9B, EM66sj61pe
This is the second call for papers for the 2013 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space
Symposium to be held on the weekend of November 1 - 3, 2013, at the Marriott
Hobby Airport Hotel, Houston, Texas. Proposals for papers, symposium
presentations and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to
the amateur satellite community. We request a tentative title of your
presentation as soon as possible, with final copy to be submitted by October 1
for inclusion in the printed proceedings. Abstracts and papers should be sent
to Dan Schultz at n8fgv(a)amsat.org
Dan Schultz N8FGV
This compilation reflects an awful lot of work - and you are to be
complimented for creating it. But it troubles me:
When I was new to the amateur satellites seven or eight years ago, it
was this kind of list that frustrated me, because it is, for the most part,
absolutely worthless to anyone wanting to work the currently available
Your work is a reflection of history. And is important. But I wish it had
a preface of some sort, telling viewers that is is a historical document,
and to point readers who are looking for CURRENT satellite information to
appropriate sources of information.
It was after programming MANY satellites I found during Internet searches
that I later found out were LONG DEAD that I created my meager Web site,
catering to those who wanted to work the FM birds "this week" with minimal
Again - your compilation is a valuable, historical document. Thank you
for your work.
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
909-241-7666 - cell
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
Roving is addictive, and gets easier with practice. You did great, and I appreciate the new rare grid. The Pacific NW is tough for me in particular because a lot of rovers or new grids only show up on the FM birds, and the range just isn't there since HO-68 quit working. Having mountains on your end doesn't help either. Fortunately my horizon (well, from my tower) to the NW is the Gulf of Mexico.
Thanks again Bob!
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd(a)comcast.net>
>Sent: Aug 7, 2013 1:19 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] CN77 effort
>I have been hamming since 1961. I had more fun, in in the last two days than a human is supposed to have. I ran a IC910 to a arrow from the back seat of my Ford Focus. My effort was a bit primitive but it worked pretty good. FO29 was a good choice, I could only get one qso out of SO-50. John K8YSE wrote the book on portable operations. I know a couple of you have a recordings. I will get them eventually. Best dx is Drew KO4MA, from a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean in NW Washington to the East coast of Florida. QSL cards upon request, I can only do "real" QSL cards, being somewhat digitally challanged. If I ever do this again I will be better prepared, maybe leave the xyl, grand daughter, and dogs at home. Check out CN76!
>thank you and 73
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By coincidence this went live on the app store the same day California
started using notifications for Amber Alerts. Even though California was 5
days behind Louisiana the folks in 6 land got all the publicity. I hope
the EBS catches up some day.
Be sure you know how to deal with notifications on your iThing
before trying this.
73 W9KE Tom Doyle
I have been hamming since 1961. I had more fun, in in the last two days than a human is supposed to have. I ran a IC910 to a arrow from the back seat of my Ford Focus. My effort was a bit primitive but it worked pretty good. FO29 was a good choice, I could only get one qso out of SO-50. John K8YSE wrote the book on portable operations. I know a couple of you have a recordings. I will get them eventually. Best dx is Drew KO4MA, from a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean in NW Washington to the East coast of Florida. QSL cards upon request, I can only do "real" QSL cards, being somewhat digitally challanged. If I ever do this again I will be better prepared, maybe leave the xyl, grand daughter, and dogs at home. Check out CN76!
thank you and 73